Gov. John Kasich signed the new $71 billion state budget, which was substantially different than his original proposal. He responded with a record 44 vetoes, twice as many as in the last budget.
The House and Senate essentially rejected Kasich’s new school funding formula and pumped about $900 million more back to schools. In return the governor vetoed a $78 million, House-added provision, meaning some districts could lose money in the second year of the budget.